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POST TIME: 20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 19 January, 2020 10:59:15 PM
Shaheed Asad Day today
UNB, Dhaka

Shaheed Asad Day today

Shaheed Asad Day will be observed today commemorating the supreme sacrifice of student leader Asad during the mass upsurge of 1969 that led to the country's independence. The nation will recall Asad’s sacrifice with deep gratitude though various programmes, marking his 51st martyrdom anniversary. On this day in 1969, Asaduzzaman was killed in firing by Pakistani forces before Dhaka Medical College Hospital while protesting their repressive acts on the then East Pakistan people. Different socio-political organisations, including Shaheed Asad Parishad, have chalked out elaborate programmes marking the day. Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion paying homage to the memory of Asad. They also prayed for the eternal peace of Asad’s departed soul.